"Bold" Mike McTigue
(Michael Francis McTigue)

BORN   November 26 1892; Country Clare, Ireland
DIED August 12 1966; Jamaica, Queens, New York
HEIGHT 5-9
WEIGHT 153-183 lbs
MANAGERS Joe Jacobs, James J. Johnston, Charles Johnston
TRAINER Tony Palazzolo
RECORD 76-27-7 (50 KO, 58 ND, 2 NC)

McTigue was a clever fighter and a good hitter whose skills "came together" late in his career; He was a brother of Jim McTigue, who also boxed; Mike won the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World during his career

He defeated such men as  Paul Berlenbach, Battling Siki, Theodore "Tiger" Flowers, Jeff Smith, Johnny Risko, Lou Scozza, Billy Vidabeck, Pat McCarthy, Tony "Young" Marullo, Harry Reeve, Tommy Robson, Johnny Basham, Jackie Clark, Jimmy "Butch" O'Hagan, "Panama" Joe Gans, Paddy Sullivan, Bob "K.O." Sweeney, George Robinson, Zulu Kid, Battling Ortega and Albert "Buck" Crouse

Charley Rose ranked McTigue as the #10 All-Time Light Heavyweight

1909
          -McTigue began boxing; His early record is not available

1914
Mar  7 Happy Davis                  Bronx, NY                       KO  3
Mar 28 Joe Marino                   New York, NY                    KO  1
May 16 Mike Greel                   New York, NY                    KO  3
Jul 13 Rube Howard                  New York, NY                    ND 10
Aug 24 Paddy Conway                 New York, NY                    ND 10
Oct 17 Walter McGirr                Bronx, NY                       LF  5
Nov    Rube Howard                  New York, NY                    KO  5
Dec 12 Jack Emmanon                 Bronx, NY                       KO  2

1915
Jan  5 Mike Farrell                 New York, NY                    ND 10
Jan 16 George Lahey                 Bronx, NY                       KO  3
Jan 30 Joe Stein                    Bronx, NY                       ND 10
Mar 20 Tommy Teague                 New York, NY                    LF  6
Apr 10 Tex Kelly                    Bronx, NY                       ND 10
Apr 12 George Novick                New York, NY                    TK  3
May 17 Paddy Sullivan               New York, NY                    TK  3
May 21 Harold "Happy" Howard        New York, NY                    ND 10
Jun 12 Fred Kiebler                 Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Jul 16 Dan Tucker                   New York, NY                    KO  3
Aug  9 Johnny Baker                 New York, NY                    ND 10
Aug 23 Walter McGirr                New York, NY                    ND 10
Sep 13 Ruben "K.O." Jaffe           New York, NY                    KO  6
Oct 11 Al Thiel                     New York, NY                    KO  7
          -Some sources report 10/12/15
Nov  8 Sailor Maher                 New York, NY                    LT  2
Nov 27 Charles McGreevey            New York, NY                    KO  1
Dec 10 Ruben "K.O." Jaffe           New York, NY                    KO  7
Dec 22 Bob "K.O." Sweeney           Providence, RI                   W 12

1916
Jan 12 Bob "K.O." Sweeney           Providence, RI                  LF  6
          -Some sources report "LK 5"
Feb 21 Young Hickey                 New York, NY                    ND 10
Feb 28 Al Thiel                     New York, NY                    ND 10
Mar  6 Eddie McGlynn                New York, NY                    ND 10
Mar 18 Augie Ratner                 Bronx, NY                       ND 10
Mar 29 Young Carpentier             New York, NY                    ND 10
May 13 Hippolyte Tyncke             New York, NY                    ND 10
May 27 Harold "Happy" Howard        Long Island City, NY            ND 10
Jun 24 "Sailor" Jack Kelsey         Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Jul    Battling Monroe              New York, NY                    KO  7
Jul 24 Willie Appleby               Staten Island, NY               KO  7
Aug  3 Willie Langford              Brooklyn, NY                    WF  4
Aug 21 Willie Langford              Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Aug 28 Jim Healy                    New York, NY                    LK  1
Sep  1 Harry Robinson               New York, NY                    KO  7
Sep 14 Battling Gans                Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Oct  2 Billy Brown                  Troy, NY                        ND 10
          -Some sources report "KO 10" in "New York, NY"
Oct 20 Al Thiel                     Waterbury, Ct                   KO  7
Oct 26 Bob "K.O." Sweeney           New York, NY                    ND 10
Nov  3 Jack Smith                   Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Nov 11 Tommy Robson                 Bronx, NY                       ND 10
Nov 21 Tex Kelly                    New York, NY                    ND 10
Nov 29 Al Rogers                    Thornton, RI                     W 12
          -Some sources report 11/30/16 in "Providence, RI"
Dec 20 Frankie Carbone              Thornton, RI                     W 12

1917
Jan  8 Joe Eagan                    New Bedford, Ma                  D 12
Jan 22 Ed Kinley                    New York, NY                    ND 10
Jan 29 Johnny "Kid" Alberts         New York, NY                    ND 10
Jan 31 Hugh Ross                    New Haven, Ct                    W 15
          -Some sources report "Mar 1917" in "Bridgeport, Ct"
Apr  3 Bob McAllister               New York, NY                    ND 10
May  1 Thomas "Silent" Martin       New York, NY                    ND 10
May 12 Zulu Kid                     New York, NY                    ND 10
May 25 Jamaica Kid                  New York, NY                    ND 10
Jun 18 Billy Kramer                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug 18 Zulu Kid                     Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Sep  1 Frankie Carbone              Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Sep 13 "Montana" Dan Sullivan       Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Sep 29 Augie Ratner                 Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Nov  1 Jeff Smith                   Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10

1918
Mar 11 Harry Greb                   Cleveland, Oh                   ND 10
Jun 14 Frankie Carbone              Red Bank, NJ                    ND  8
Jun 20 Frankie Carbone              New York, NY                    ND  6
Jul  9 Frankie Carbone              West Hoboken, NJ                LK  5
Dec  9 Dan Lynch                    Jersey City, NJ                 TK  7

1919
Jan 27 Battling Ortega              Boston, Ma                       W 12
Mar 28 Harold "Happy" Howard        Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Apr 18 Zulu Kid                     Elmira, NY                      ND 10
May 19 Otto "Whitey" Wenzel         New York, NY                    ND  6
Oct  2 Jack McCarron                Allentown, Pa                   ND 10
Oct 14 Bill Hurley                  Troy, NY                        KO  3
Oct 23 Jackie Clark                 Allentown, Pa                   ND 10
Oct 31 Dan Ferguson                 Marlboro, Ma                    KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Nov  5 Thomas "Silent" Martin       Syracuse, NY                    NC  7
          -Some sources report "KO 7"
Dec 12 Harry Greb                   Endicott, NY                    ND 10

1920
Jan 26 Eddie Trembley               Boston, Ma                      NC  6
Feb 16 Roddy McDonald               Halifax, NS, Can                WF 11
Mar  9 Jackie Clark                 Halifax, NS, Can                 W 10
Mar 24 "Sailor" Ed Petroskey        Oakland, Ca                      W  4
Apr  8 Eugene Brosseau              Halifax, NS, Can                KO  5
          -Middleweight Championship of Canada
Apr 22 Dan Ferguson                 Halifax, NS, Can                TK  8
Apr 29 Jack London                  Montreal, Que, Can              KO  2
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
May 13 Joe Eagan                    Halifax, NS, Can                 W 15
Jun 19 Leo "Young" O'Grady          Halifax, NS, Can                KO  5
Jul 17 Jackie Clark                 Halifax, NS, Can                 W 15
Aug 10 Jeff Smith                   Halifax, NS, Can                 L 15
Sep    Alex Costica                 Halifax, NS, Can                KO  5
Oct  4 Alex Costica                 Halifax, NS, Can                 W 15
Nov 11 Jack Bloomfield              Montreal, Que, Can              ND 10
Dec  2 Jimmy "Butch" O'Hagan        Montreal, Que, Can              ND 10
          -Some sources report 12/03/20
Dec 16 Vic McLaughlin                                               ND 10

1921
Mar 21 Vic McLaughlin                                               ND  8 
Apr 25 Tommy Madden                 Freeport, NY                    KO  1
May  9 Harry Krohn                  Freeport, NY                    LF 11
          -Some sources report "LK 11";
          Some sources report "LF 9";
          Some sources report "Barberton, Oh"
Jun 13 Tex Kelly                    Freeport, NY                    KO  4
Jun 24 Leo Leonard                  Scranton, Pa                    ND 10
Jun 28 Jack McKay                   Freeport, NY                    KO  1
          -Some sources report "Fred McKay"
Jul 18 Al Thiel                     Freeport, NY                    TK  2
Jul 25 Johnny Klesch                Scranton, Pa                    KO  9
Aug 22 George Robinson              Montreal, Que, Can              KO  4
          -Middleweight Championship of Canada;
           Some sources report 8/14/21
Sep  5 "Panama" Joe Gans            Jersey City, NJ                 ND 12
Sep 14 Battling Levinsky            Montreal, Que, Can              ND 10
Sep 26 Gus Platts                   New York, NY                     W 12
Nov  2 Albert "Buck" Crouse         Montreal, Que, Can              KO  4
          -Some sources report "TK 6" on 10/21/21
Oct 29 Ruben "K.O." Jaffe           New York, NY                    TK  5
Nov  8 Jack Stone                   Montreal, Que, Can              TK  8
Nov 10 Roddy McDonald               Quebec, Que, Can                KO 10
          -Middleweight Championship of Canada
Dec  1 Jeff Smith                   New York, NY                     W 15

1922
Jan 27 Young Fisher                 Syracuse, NY                     L 15
Feb 22 Young Fisher                 New York, NY                     W 15
Mar 11 Lou Bogash                   New York, NY                     D 12
Mar 16 Tommy Loughran               Scranton, Pa                    ND 10
Apr  7 Billy Beckett                Jersey City, NJ                 KO  3
May 13 Tommy Robson                 Long Island City, NY             W 12
          -Some sources report 5/15/22
Oct 23 Johnny Basham                Sheffield, Eng                  KO  3
Dec 30 Harry Knight                 Sheffield, Eng                  TK  4

1923
Jan 15 Harry Reeve                  Liverpool, Eng                  TK  3
          -Some sources report 1/17/23
Mar 17 Battling Siki                Dublin, Ire                      W 20
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun 25 Tommy Loughran               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  8
Aug  2 Tommy Loughran               West New York, NJ               ND 12
Oct  4 W.L. "Young" Stribling       Columbus, Ga                     D 10

1924
Mar 31 W.L. "Young" Stribling       Newark, NJ                      ND 12
Oct 29 Frank Carpenter              Marieville, RI                  TK  7
Dec 26 Johnny King                  Atlanta, Ga                     TK  4

1925
Jan  7 Mickey Walker                Newark, NJ                      ND 12
May 30 Paul Berlenbach              Bronx, NY                        L 15
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jul 17 Frank Carpenter              Albany, NY                      TK  7
Aug 17 Art Weigand                  Buffalo, NY                      D  6
Aug 22 Tony "Young" Marullo         Brooklyn, NY                     W 12
Dec 23 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers     New York, NY                     W 10
 
1926
Mar 15 Jack Delaney                 New York, NY                    LT  4
Jun 11 Lou Scozza                   Toronto, Ont, Can                W 10
          -Some sources report 6/12/26;
           Early sources report "W 12" on
           5/07/26 in New York, NY
Jul  2 Johnny Risko                 New York, NY                     W 10
          -Some sources report 7/01/26
Aug 31 Emilio "King" Solomon        Long Island City, NY            KO 11
Sep 29 Roy Mitchell                 Halifax, NS, Can                 W 10
Nov 15 Billy Vidabeck               Brooklyn, NY                    KO  3
Dec 10 Soldier King                 Grand Rapids, Mi                KO  4

1927
Jan 28 Paul Berlenbach              New York, NY                    TK  4
Mar  3 Jack Sharkey                 New York, NY                    LT 12
May  9 Pat McCarthy                 New York, NY                     W 10
Oct  7 Tommy Loughran               New York, NY                     L 15
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov  1 Mickey Walker                Chicago, Il                     LT  1
Nov 11 Larry Gains                  Toronto, Ont, Can                D 10
 
1928
Feb  3 Leo Lomski                   New York, NY                     L 10
Mar 26 Tony "Young" Marullo         New York, NY                     L 10
Apr 23 Armand Emanuel               San Francisco, Ca                D 10
May  8 "Cowboy" Jack Willis         Los Angeles, Ca                  D 10
Jun  7 Armand Emanuel               New York, NY                     L 10
Jul  9 Matt Adgie                   Philadelphia, Pa                LF  4
Sep 27 Gerald "Tuffy" Griffiths     Chicago, Il                     LT  1

1929
May 13 Paul Hoffman                 New York, NY                     W 10
May 27 George Hoffman               New York, NY                    LK  2
Aug  8 Steve Thompson               Manchester, NH                  KO  3
Sep  2 Jimmy DeCapua                Miami, Fl                        W 10
Sep  9 Battling Bozo                Birmingham, Al                  ND 10
Sep 17 Jeff Richards                Hopewell, Va                    KO  3
Oct 18 Jack Gagnon                  Boston, Ma                      LT  1
Nov 13 Emmett Curtis                Grand Rapids, Mi                KO  5
Nov 26 "Big" Jeff Carroll           West Palm Beach, Fl              L 10
 
1930
Feb  7 Bob Godwin                   Daytona Beach, Fl                L 10
Feb 14 Ralph Schneider              Fort Pierce, Fl                 KO   
Mar  8 Isadoro Gastanaga            Havana, Cu                      LK  1
Apr  7 Bob Godwin                   Miami, Fl                        L 10
Jun 20 George Neron                 Schenectady, NY                  W 10
Sep  1 Patsy Perroni                Canton, Oh                       L 10
Sep 22 Garfield Johnson             Utica, NY                       LT  4


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1916
Feb    Billy Carter                 New York, NY                    KO  1

1920
Oct 19 Jack Bloomfield              Montreal, Que, Can              ND 10
Oct 26 Jack Bloomfield              Montreal, Que, Can              ND 10

1922
Nov    Charlie Penwill              Sheffield, Eng                  TK  1

1929
Sep    Bobby Lyons                                                  KO  5

1930
Jul    Tige Armen                                                    D 10


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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